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By Chanpory Rith

Involve the Children in Frugal Projects like Gardening (82/365)

Our family’s gardens consists of three raised terraces, a small patch along the side of our house, and a decorative patch in the front. We have a few trees that need tending as well. Sometimes, the work in the garden provides a solitary respite for either Sarah or myself.

The Besta-est Wine Rack

Materials: Besta Shelf Unit 60x40x192 plus extra Besta Shelves Description: We wanted a built in buffet/wine/bar area in our dining room. The Besta product was the best option but it was a bit short at one end. My husband came up with the idea of building a wine rack at the end to fill the gap.

On the To-Do List: Watch for Moments of Transcendence.

In books, movies, plays, television, my favorite scenes are often moments of transcendence—when, in the muddle of existence, characters somehow manage to break through everything to engage with each other, and with higher values.

Kilby goes for a roll

Materials: Kilby bookcase, casters, scrap from fridge cover panels Description: I had a 10 inch gap between my fridge and the wall. My older house didn't have a pantry, so i thought I'd try to make that work. I decided to go with a bookcase, and the only one ANYWHERE I could find shallow enough was the Kilby.

Your Social Media Persona

I got a call yesterday from a publishing house in New York City. One of my former interns had given them my contact information to use as a reference for the job she was applying for. I was pleasantly surprised to get the call. A lot of the former interns who have worked for me, or with me, go out and look for jobs. And a lot of them use me as a reference.

Some Thoughts on Social Savings Inside the Store

A few days ago, Sarah and I were buying shoes for our daughter. She’s graduating to shoes with laces, as she’s developed the finger strength and dexterity to tie them for herself, plus her feet are just getting too big for her old ones. After checking prices in several different stores, we found the perfect pair in an outlet store.

Workspace of the Week: Kitchen work station

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Romap’s counter office: If all you do from your home office is check email, surf the web, and take care of a few minutes of work, you probably don’t need a dedicated room for your setup. I like Romap’s workspace because it is incredibly versatile and perfect for a small space.

What Your Dog Knows About Freelancing

Most freelancers are eager for tips and information, turning to forums, classes, and networking for ways to learn and improve. But did you ever consider looking to your canine for some wisdom? Here are a few things your dog knows that just may improve your freelancing life. Walk it Off If you keep to set work hours, it may seem wrong to interrupt those by taking a nice long walk.

Chalk and cheese - Two Lack hacks

Materials: Two Lack side tables. Antonius top Description: I needed an ottoman for my couch, but since it was only a cheap Klobo sofa, I decided to make one. Then I realised I needed a new coffee table, because my existing one was much lower than the ottoman. But my ottoman was so big, I only had enough room for a small lack side table.

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Kids?

The “Ask the Readers” feature has always been popular at Get Rich Slowly. It’s a great way for people like you to ask questions about money, and, best of all, it’s a chance to help others solve their problems.

What Common Self Esteem Exercise Can Actually Affect You Negatively??

You've probably read over and over (ad nauseam) about the power affirmations and positive self-speak have. Pick up a number of resources or talk to the experts and chances are you will hear about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Choose a Camp Stove

The question of how to choose a camp stove sometimes ends up being a discussion with the rancor of a religious debate. Ultralighters, basecampers, and everyone in-between has an opinion. So let’s explore the different options, and maybe we can come to an ecumenical agreement. There are many stoves on the market, and almost all have unique features that give them their niche.

Hacker Help: How to add slide out inserts to Lack table?

Materials: LACK coffee table + extra tabletops, mahogany veneer Description: If you can stand another question about a potential table hack, I'd love to hear what the amazing hackers here think about my current (theoretical) project. Click to read the rest of the post >>

So You Want My Job: Poet

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. There are legions of aspiring writers out there–would-be journalists, novelists, and bloggers are a dime a dozen.

Resist the Temptations of Soda and Fast Food (81/365)

Soda and fast food are both convenient pick-me-ups that many people utilize for a sweetness fix or for getting rid of a case of the munchies. From a personal finance perspective, though, there are much better choices for each of those options. Let’s look at soda for starters.